M i d d a y (noon/early afternoon) R A G A S (part 1 of 3) ...
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dates of broadcasting …
27th June 2011 – 10:00 p.m. CEST @ Radio RaSA (premiere: 24th July 2006 – 03:00 p.m. @ Tide 96.0 FM) broadcasting plan | streaming (Internet Radio & Mobile Radio) | podCast
The headline for the broadcasting show on 24th July 2006: midday ragas (noon/early afternoon), e.g. from the Sarang Family played by the music maestro Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, the constructer of the "Mohan Vina" (Indian slide guitar), Grammy Award winner in 1994 with Ryn Cooper and being involved in one of the youngest music projects of Ravi Shankar's 24 years young daughter Anoushka Shankar (CD "RISE" in December 2005).
The Raag Sarang, a noon raga, is performed by Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt on an Indian Guitar, which has been modificated by himself. The sliding along the strings, the glissando, is typically for many different Indian instruments, e.g. Sarod or Sitar. They all are constructions with vibrating resonance strings, the same as the slide guitar designed by Mohan Bhatt, so called “Mohan Vina”. Mohan Bhatt has meet the guitar in a curious way. In 1967 a German student left behind a Spanish guitar in the music school of his father Krishna Mohan Bhatt, a sitar maestro and one of the first three pupils with Ravi Shankar in 1949/50. Bhatt refitted the guitar, did experiments with the structure of this instrument and some left hand / right hand techniques. Least he modified it what we call today “Mohan Vina”. It’s a hybrid of the classical Spanish guitar and the sitar.
The Raag Sarang, a noon raga, is performed by Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt on an Indian Guitar, which has been modificated by himself. The noon ragas within the Sarang family are clustered within the emotion system (rasas) as adbhuta (= amazement).
Ragas are the frame work of the Indian Classical Music. They describe the emotional expression and define the material of notes. All IMC broadcasting shows present original recordings, produced in India and published / distributed from Indian Music Labels.
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